Canadian painter Jae Dougall has evolved a unique and immediately recognizable style with high-keyed post-impressionist oils on canvas employing fluid lines, strong colours and patterning.
Much of the subject matter has strong angles and curves, with an emphasis on the edges of furniture and rugs, window frames, floor tiles, baseboards and entry ways. The compositions as a whole feel circular and in motion. Aided by the curve of a vase here, the bend of a chair frame there, a light-hearted use of perspective and plenty of foreshortening, the still life layouts seem to spin and dance with colour and light. The nudes and the figure studies are similarly fragmented and rhythmical, with angled perspectives and reflected colour. Unifying the subject matter is a strong contour line in complementary colours that both separates and unifies the parts of the compositions.
Dougall is a master at picking up a motif in one area of the work and repeating it with variations in other areas. Many of her colourful nudes are adorned with jewellery and flowers. In the tradition of Cezanne’s use of multiple perspectives and Gauguin’s strong line, she incorporates pottery and china with other beautiful objects on her ever-tilting surfaces.
Jae Dougall was born in the Philippines and currently lives on Salt Spring Island. Jae began painting at the age of 12 under the mentorship of her father, the Impressionist painter José Trinidad. Since 1991, she has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and Asia. Her works are part of corporate and private collections worldwide: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, Washington State, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, South Carolina, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guernsey Island, England, Taiwan, and Leon and Toulouse, France.
Vancouver Restaurateur Umberto Menghi
The Supreme Court of Arizona
Hotel Intercontinental, Montréal
The Cactus Club Vancouver
Beique, Legault, Thuot Architects, Montréal
Blue Note Mining Inc, Montréal
Born in the Philippines in 1956.
Currently lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Simon Fraser University, BC Canada
University of British Columbia, Canada
Eurocentres Madrid, Spain
University of Madrid, Spain
Studies centered on the Spanish language and literature
2006 Galerie Lamoureuz-Ritzenhoff, Montreal PQ, “FROM THE HEART A CREATIVE JOURNEY”
2004 Pegasus Art Gallery, Salt Spring Island BC, “BLOOMSVILLE”
2003 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “ORIENTALISME”
2002 Harrison gallery, Calgary Alberta, “THE BLUE BOOK”
2001 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “THE OPEN WINDOW”
2000 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “DELINEATION”
1999 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “OVER TO JOY II “
1998 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “OVER TO JOY”
1997 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, “LES FEMMES, LES FRUITS, LES FLEURS”
1996 Harrison Gallery, Vancouver BC, ONE WOMAN SHOW
1995 Galerie Mihalis, Boca Raton, Florida, “JAE DOUGALL EXHIBIT”
1993 Galerie Mihalis, Boca Raton, Florida, “OF BLUE AND YELLOW”
2014 Diana Paul Gallery, Calgary Alberta, “Eight Women, Great Paint”
2013 Diana Paul Gallery, Calgary Alberta, “FRESH”
2004-2011 Galerie Lamoureuz-Ritzenhoff, Montreal PQ, “GALLERY GROUP”
2008 Tutt Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, “THE LANGUAGE OF COLOUR”
2005 Diana Paul Gallery, Calgary Alberta, “First Works”
2004 Caswell Lawrence Gallery, Victoria BC. “The Peep Show”, Nudes group exhibit.